Owning their Learning


Journey Academy heroes take ownership of their learning. They build self-esteem and increase confidence when they set their goals each morning, looking over their badge books, and making decisions on their own. They are intrinsically motivated to focus, stay on task in order to meet their goals. They are in control of the pace and direction of their individual work. They have greater awareness of their strengths and limitations, as they learn to manage their skills and self-monitor their progress towards their goals, all of which contribute to improved academic progress. They also collaborate with each other to structure their learning environment, moving the furniture around the studio and allowing flexibility in their schedule. The heroes consistently further their own learning by developing problem-solving skills, forming their own opinions, and using their creativity to utilize effective learning strategies. Because the heroes carry the responsibility for their learning  process, they are empowered.

Developing a growth mindset, many heroes shared how they learn from their mistakes and failures. They learned from those who used new strategies to overcome struggles. Though they may have failed, the heroes felt so proud to share new discoveries that helped them learn from their mistakes. The heroes also shared how they would try and try again and never give up. They always laugh when asked if they should just give up since it’s impossible or it’s just too hard, thinking it would be silly for someone to just give up just because they failed or made a mistake.

The third week of their Entrepreneur quest focused on developing marketing strategies. The heroes quickly grasped the concept of supply and demand, making decisions for their product supply and pricing that would help increase consumer demand. They have also been thinking of effective strategies to advertise their company. Some heroes recorded videos of their commercials that were very convincing and effective in persuading consumers to purchase their products. They also immediately recognized some strategies that other companies use in their commercials to persuade them to purchase their products. Their favorite strategy was anthropomorphism, which they all agreed was very effective so they would use this strategy for their businesses. They have been busy designing their posters, flyers, and business cards to invite friends and families to the Children’s Business Fair.

Week 3: 9/17 – 21






Bible verse

1 Thessalonians 3:9

The joy we have in the presence of our God because of you

1 Thessalonians 3:12

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else

1 Thessalonians 3:13

May He strengthen your hearts that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Live in order to please God

1 Thessalonians 4:7

God calls us to live a holy life


Growth mindset

Brave Irene

By William Steig

What helps you overcome your challenges: your own efforts, problem-solving strategies, or help from others?

The OK book

By Amy Rosenthal

Would you rather try things that are easy or hard?

Peanut Butter Rhino

By Vincent Andriani

Read by Evi Fras

What do you do when you make a mistake?

Salt in his shoes

By Deloris Jordan

What do you do when you begin to get frustrated?

When someone tells you that you are smart, do you believe you were you born smart or did you work hard to get smart?


How would you convince customers to buy your product?

iconic ad slogans

greatest taglines

Would you use advertising strategies that may increase sales but trick the customers?

toy commercials

What advertising strategy would help your business?

Company jingle

Would you rather  have too much of your product or not enough but get sold out?

supply and demand

Would you imitate a competitor who succeeds in selling their product?

Project time

Marketing strategies

Company logo

Company slogan

direct marketing: letters, emails, catalogues, samples

Ad analysis

sales promotions: bogo, coupons

Advertising strategies


false advertising

Supply and demand worksheet

Business posters, flyers, business cards

Advertisement videos

15 second commercial

Competitors research

Toy sale


Questions to develop a growth mindset

What did you do today that made you think hard?

What happened today that made you keep on going?

What mistake did you make that taught you something?

What can you learn from your struggles today?

What did you try hard at today?

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